CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 16: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans sacks Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Houston defeated Cincinnati 10-6. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Andy Dalton ‘disappointed’ in J.J. Watt’s post-game comments

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Watt also was a big reason why Dalton had a season-low completion percentage (57.9), yardage total (197) and passer rating (61.0) in the 10-6 Texans win.

But it was something Watt said after the game and not what he did during it that had Dalton fuming.

During a postgame interview with ESPN, Watt said, “Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB Gun” in reference to Dalton’s nickname.

Asked about that comment during his postgame press conference, Dalton showed some rare fire.

“I’m disappointed in him,” Dalton said. “It’s the integrity of this game. I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a really good player. There’s a lot of kids and lot of people that look up to him, and for him to make comments like that, he’s just showing that that’s acceptable to do that kind of stuff, to say that kind of stuff.

“It’s disappointing for one of the best players in this league to come out and say something like that,” Dalton continued. “That’s all I’m going to say about that. I think J.J.’s a good player. But for him to be one of the best in this league and to show that integrity, it shows what he’s about, which is disappointing.”

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